Management Team

Udo Grünhoff

Udo Grünhoff

General Manager

With SIMENO since: Udo Grünhoff is the founder of SIMENO
Nationality: German
Education: studied computer engineering in Constance, Germany
Work experience: different leadership positions with Logitech USA, IBM Germany, Swiss Bank Corporation
Key roles/functions: Software Developer, Senior Project Manager, Founder and CEO
Specials: Personal motto: Always in search of excellence.

Astrid Flück

Astrid Flück

Senior Director Finance

With SIMENO since: 2004
Nationality: Swiss
Education: degree in hotel management, additional courses and training in corporate management, finance, and human resources
Work experience: management positions in catering and hotel management
Specials: Personal motto: Always see the positive side and the potential!

Jörg Köster

Jörg Köster

Vice President Global Managed Services

With SIMENO since: 2014
Nationality: German
Education: statistical and mathematical assistant, degree in economics
Work experience: more than 30 years in global consulting roles, including client projects with Novartis, ABB, and John Deere
Key roles/functions: software developer, project manager, management consultant, general manager
Specials: Avid retired handball player

Didier Fortes

Didier Fortes

Associate Product Manager

With SIMENO since: 2008
Nationality: French
Education: studied computer engineering
Work experience: many years of consulting for business software implementations
Key roles/functions: Best strategies for products and definitions of processes to increase throughput of features and quality of the system
Specials: Didier is an avid traveller

Samuel Zbinden

Samuel Zbinden

Director Coupa Advantage (EMEA)

With SIMENO since: 2016
Nationality: Swiss
Education: degrees in chemistry and technical merchandising, certified change agent, continuing education includes marketing and leadership
Work experience: over 30 years in different positions with companies such as Novartis, Syngenta, Thermo Fisher, and Actelion
Key roles/functions: development and leadership of international purchasing organizations, team and organizational development
Specials: volunteer leadership roles in social NPOs

Christoph Zahn

Christoph Zahn

Manager Technical Support

With SIMENO since: 2012
Nationality: Swiss
Education: degree in mechanical engineering and certified organizer
Work experience: held various positions with UBS
Key roles/functions: e-procurement and project management
Specials: Christoph is an avid hiker

Bruno Russo

Bruno Russo

Senior Manager Software Engineering

With SIMENO since: 2012
Nationality: French/Italian
Education: degrees in information technology and electronic engineering
Work experience: many years of international experience in various IT companies in the web solution and video game sectors
Key roles/functions: software architecture, intercultural team leadership
Specials: Bruno loves powerful sounds – both as a drummer and motorcyclist

Daniel Forrer

Daniel Forrer

Senior Manager Content Management Services

With SIMENO since: 2007
Nationality: Swiss
Education: studied business administration
Work experience: Project and catalogue management for various customers worldwide
Key roles/functions: Best Practice Strategies for Content Management and continuous improvement of processes and tools
Specials: Daniel is a passionate ski tourer and orienteer

Peter Johann

Peter Johann

Manager Professional Services

With SIMENO since: 2009
Nationality: German
Education: automotive engineer, industrial manager, degree in business informatics from a Swiss college
Work experience: general software support, quality and project manager
Key roles/functions: many years of international positions in different IT and ebusiness service areas
Specials: Peter is an avid motorcyclist

Yolanda Jeannerat

Yolanda Jeannerat

Manager Professional Services

With SIMENO since: 2009
Nationality: Swiss
Education: Masters of Business Administration, degree as purchasing specialist, continuing education includes tourism and electronic publishing
Work experience: several years of experience in operative purchasing and as a tourism product manager
Key roles/functions: team leader, procurement of laboratory materials, system trainer for purchasing and tourism programs. Product manager for travel planning
Specials: Yolanda is an avid world traveler

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